BayREN Online Trainings
Keep up-to-date on what the inspectors are looking for…The BayREN Codes & Standards Program offers online short course trainings that engage building department staff and the building professionals they serve to increase understanding of developments in the Energy Code and promote best practices for compliance and enforcement. For more information and to register: https://www.bayrencodes.org/events/
Sonoma Clean Power No-Cost Online Training
This class provides an overview for homeowners and building professionals who are interested in fuel-switching and retrofitting homes for improved resiliency in the face of fire, smoke, and power outages. Learn about how home performance retrofits and transitioning away from natural gas can make the homes we live in healthier, safer, and more resilient, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving thermal comfort and indoor air quality. We will cover enclosure upgrade strategies – air sealing, insulation, and window replacements – along with lighting and appliance selection guidance. We will also discuss the implications, benefits, and challenges of electrification, plus project phasing and costs.
Energy and Sustainability Division No-Cost Online Training
The target audience is building department staff, but information is also very valuable for contractors and building industry professionals.
Instructor: Amie Brousseau is an Energy Commission Specialist in the California Energy Commission’s Outreach and Education Unit.
This course will provide an overview of the 2019 Energy Code insulation requirements for newly constructed buildings, as well as additions and alterations to existing buildings. Topics will include mandatory and prescriptive requirements, air leakage, quality insulation installation, U-factor efficiency requirements, and Energy Code resources.
This training is presented by the County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division in partnership with the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) and the Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA).